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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HK3H TUESDAY NEAR FIVE ABOVE The LetKbtridae Herald VOL. LXV No. 24 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER JO CENTS THREE SECTIONS 32 PAGES Old queen of Atlantic destroyed by fire Once-proud liner dies in harbor Queen Elizabeth liner lies capsized in Hong Kong harbor today. HONG KONG (Reuter) The mighty Queen Elizabeth, once the pride of Britain's merchant fleet, capsized and died in Hong Kong barter today alter blazing from stem to stern-for 24 hours. With her two giant funnels just clearing the water, the once-proud superstructure charred and twisted and smoke and flames still balching from her hull, the former Queen o[ the Atlantic lay helpless on her tons of scrap metal. It was an inglorious end for the 33-year-iid former Cunard liner, once the world's biggest passenger step. With a final shudder she turned over on to her starboard beam to rest on the sea bed just outside Hong Kong harbor. Fire- boats bad poured thousands of tors of water on her in a futile effort to extinguish the blaze. Hundreds of firefighters and harbor officials stood by help- less to launches as the former liner rolled over to her doom. "There is nothing we can do but keep said one offi- cial. "I am afraid that Is the end of another said. WAS TROOP SHIP The Queen Elizabeth, launched on the River Clyde hi Scotland in 1938, started life in 1940 as a troopship and spent the Second World War ferrying more than one million Allied troops across the Atlantic while chased by Nazi U-boats. She was being given a new lease of life as a floating univer- sity when the fire swept her hull Svu.uay. Renamed Seawise University, the former queen was bought by local shipping magnate C. Y. Tung for ?3.2 million 18 months age after an American attempt to turn her into a tourist attrac- tion flopped in Florida despite the fart that she drew more than one million visitors. Tung lavished about mfl- h'on on refurbishing the ship which carried the crerne of in- ternational society across the Atlantic from 1946 to 1967, when a new generation of long-dis- tance jets ended the era of sea supremacy. Sato-Nixon talks draw world notice By CY FOX Canadian Press Staff Writer The talks between President Nixon and Japanese Premier Sato have again drawn world attention to the way ttie attitudes of key world powers towards Asian affairs are in a state of flux. At present, everything seems to hinge on the out- come of Nixon's visit next month to Peking and subse- quently to Moscow. But the Japanese, spurred into extra activity by the now-abolished American surcharge on imports, have already been busy reorienting their trade as a result of recent Washington actions. For instance, newly-announced figures show that Japan's exports to Britain rose sharply in late 1971 compared with the previous year. This seemingly indi- cate a sharply stepped-up Japanese concentration on exports to Western Europe as against trade with the United. States. There is bound to be a radical shift in genera] political policy as well as hi commerce if current trends continue in the rapidly changing Asian diplomatic sit- uation. Waiting to see West Europeans remain somewhat skeptical about toe possibility of a sudden increase in goodwill between ihe U.S. and Maoist Ohina after 20 years of hostility. Since the 19th century, the Americans have main- tained an obsessive interest in China, if only in the nanner of self-styled missionaries anxious to convert She Chinese to Western religious practices. Washington's long years of championing Chiang Kai-shek against the Communist Mao Tse-tung was one reflection of the "moral" side of America's continuing fascination with the vast Asian country. Now comes a more positive American approach, nfich worries the Japanese as well as other .traditional post-IMS allies of the U.S. in Asia. Many Japanese ir.'ay have contemplated an alliance Ffith China or Russia as an alternative to the 25-year- relationship with America, which lately has been under even more strains than usual. Rivalry is factor But a deeply-imbedded sense of rivalry between Fe- ting and Uie Japanese industrial giant remains strong ind tlie result is that the top men in Tokyo might want o retain at least their established political ties with America no matter how much they might have to ac- quiesce in a drastic change of direction in the realm jf commerce. No matter how such developments take shape, the Russians will be watching the Nixon visit to Peking nilh intense interest. The Russian support of the Indian side in the dip- lomatic wrangles over New Delhi's war with Pakistan rividly illustrates the latest phase of Moscow's rivalry irith both China and the U.S. Yet, as if to bear out Hie unpredictability of the crucial summit meetings that lie ahead for Nixon, both the Chinese and the Americans have been alternating between gestures of goodwill and hostility towards one another with Moscow and; the world at large left to guess how tte all-important meetings in Peking will go. Mobile dental clinic HALIFAX (CP) A unique mobile dental clinic will bring dental services to rural parts of Nova Scotia this summer. Dean J. D. McLean of Dalhousie University's school of dentistry says the mobile clinic is the first of its kind in Canada and is the outgrowth of a three-year pilot-project study carried out by the school. Each summer equipment was transferred lo a school in Uie Tnlamogouchc area where students under professional supervision operated a clinic. People of the town raised f each summer to provide food for the students and1 their instructors who were boarded In two schools in the area. The new mobile clinic, eqtdppod with five chairs, ivill be located this summer in New Germany, a village which has gone without denial services for three years. Dr. McLean snys the clinic will concentrate on serv- ing school and pro-school children. The school hopes to operate throughout Iho year and add another cliiuc In 1311 Normal life expected for separated twins 'How's his first baby making Strike ballots mailed OTTAWA (CP) Mediated talks may resume this week be- tween the federal treasury board and the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association but union leaders also have initiated a strike vote among their members." In 'a statement today the union declared tentative agree- ment 'to a suggestion by the neutral public service staff rela- tions board that a mediator be called into the three-month con- tract dispute. 'Tie association is prepared to consider any means to a solu- tion which will not infringe on its legal the statement said. LitUe headway could be ex- pected of any negotiations that might begin this week at least until after the results of a strike vote are announced Friday. Strike ballots have been sent already to the union members who also are asked whether they accept or reject the major- i t y recommendations of a three-man conciliation board which reported last week. The salary range for the men, who work in the control towers of airports across the country, currently is to a year. Seen and heard About town rkVERFRIENDLY neigh- bors causing Rulh Hummel U> place a no va- cancy sign on her dormitory while making telephone calls Blair Shaw and Dclton Jensen rinding chicken patti in a shell to be good old creamed chicken on bread Doris Ralcovske acci- dentally leaving her car in reverse and having to chase it across 13th St. EDMONTON (CP) Ten- week-old Cynthia and Christine slept separately for the first time in their lives Sunday night after an operation that ended their existence as Siamese twins. The girls were born Oct. '28 and the 2Vi-hour operation Sun- day severed a band of tissue that bound them face-to-face. They now have a chance for a normal, healthy life. A spokesman for University Hospital said at a.m. today that the girls were "doing very well." Dr. Reuben Weinberg, the pe- diatrician for the twins, told a news conference after tile oper- ation the girls were "in excel- lent post-operative condition." "I don't think there is one of us who is not highly pleased with the way the operation went." The twins were joined by a band of tissue from the bottom of the breastbones to just above the navels. Although doctors had ascertained immediately after the birth'-that there were separate circulatory, digestive and urinary systems, there al- ways are possibilities in Sia- mese twins that otter organs, such as the liver, gall bladder or heart sac, may be shared. ORGANS NOT SHARED None of these occurred in the twins, Dr. Weinberg said. They did have a "bridge of liver tis- sue" connecting two well- formed livers, and this was div- ided by electrocautery. Electrocautery is the cutting and sealing of tissue and blood vessels with heat produced by electricity. It is similar to meth- ods used in doctors' offices to remove warts, but is much more major. Dr. Weinberg said there was a common opening into the ab- domina clavities of the two ba- bies and a minimal involvement of the diaphragm the large muscle that divides the chest and abdominal cavities. "There was a definite connec- tion between the livers about 1 inches in length. Before the surgeons separated the liver bridge, they determined both in- fants had their own biliary (gall bladder) systems." He said there was "minimal- bleeding" during the operation. There was "plenty of tissue" to cfose the abdominal incisions on both babies. Doctors had been concerned there might not have been enough muscle, fatty tissue and skin to close the "Assuming that all goes well, the children won't need any fur- ther (plastic) surgery." Cynthia and Christine are Canada's second set of Siamese twins to be separated success- fully. A Toronto pair, Heather and KrLsten, then nine days old, were separated in a similar op- eration at the Hospital for Sick Children last April. Now eight months old, the To- ronto twins are healthy and say their doctors. In both instances, the parents of the Siamese twins have asked that the family identity be kept secret and doctors have com- plied. SUCCESSFUL OPERATION Christine and Cynthia, Siamese twins born Oct. 28, were separated successfully in an operation at University Hospital in Edmonton. Links snapped with Pakistan DACCA (Reuter) Bengali leader Sheik Mujibur Rahman returned to his homeland today and said Bangladesh, the for- mer eastern wing of Pakistan, will not have any links with West Pakistan. The links between the two wings had been snapped lor all time to come, he said, and told West Pakistanis; "You live in peace and let us live in peace." Mujib was addressing a public meeting, attended by an esti- mated people, at the Dacca race course soon after arriving in Dacca to a delirious welcome. He talked about the links Pak- istan President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had asked him to have with West Pakistan and said that was no longer possible. RECALLS BRUTALITIES Mujib, who has come to take over as president of a Bangla- desh that has so far been recog- nized only by India and Bhutan, said he had no quarrel with the people of West Pakistan. But they had to pay a price for the brutalities perpetrated on his people. His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, he ad- dressed himself to West Paki- stan and said: "You have killed millions of my countrymen, dishonored our mothers and sisters, burnt innu- merable houses and drove away one crore (ten nullipn) of my people to neighboring India. Even then I do not harbor any hatred against you. You have your independence and let us have our independence." Wild crowds cheered every statement from the charismatic leader, who has returned after more than nine months in jail in West Pakistan. Trudeau maps key election issues TORONTO (CP) Prime Minister Trudeaii says in- dustrial growth, foreign owner- ship and resource exploitation could be tlie key issues in lha next federal election, expected sometime during 1972. The prime minister said on Iho CBC television program Weekend, shown Sunday night, he felt these issues would take precedence over problems re- lated to social welfare. "If you were lo ask me to guess, I would think it would be more in Uie area of industrial growth and industrial policy and tlie problems of foreign owner- ship and exploitation o[ our re- sources nnd development of our mnmifncluring Mr. Tnideau said his Liberal ft M elected in 19G8, laid the basis for "a tremendous surge into the '70s" and analyzed all "the main problems" facing the country. Tliere were still nany things lo be done "in terms of in- dustrial policy" but the ground- work had been laid in other "main" areas such an tho French-English question, re- gional development, welfare, In- dian problems, "multi-cultural- foreign policy and policy on defense and the north. "We havo made the decisions, we have laid the groundwork, we have asserted our presence and our Intention to establish a Canadlnn identity In n very strong wny." Tlxi government was in a jxis- ition lo "build tremendously" wd It MI "fcttwtta to it would be re-elected and given a chance lo follow up all the av- enues it had opened. MUM ON DETAILS Mr. Trudeau said federal pol- icy on foreign ownership had been made and be made public in a matter of "weeks" but declined to indicate whether it would include endorsement ot an agency lo screen foreign capital. He also saicl he himself would be another key election issue. In fighting modem elections, it was becoming "more and more important to demolish the leader ff you want to get rid of tlie lie sain. This was s o in c t h I n g Hint should be expected from opposi- tion parties he was prc- ptrod to live. viUt it but hoped there would not be "too many strictly personal attacks." "But if there he added, "I'm certainly prepared to live with it." He said he could offer no de- fense against criticism that he was arrogant. "It may be true that I'm arro- gant. I hope it's not, but no man is without sin." One of Uie reasons he entered politics was a conviction that Canada needed a strong central government, that it was neces- sary to biuld up the executive and the prime minister's office, to strengthen Parliament and the constitution. Therefore you have lo look strong and if you look strong you might look All hands feared lost in sinking VANCOUVER (CP) The African freighted Dona Anita sank in the storm-lashed North Pacific Ocean Sunday and all 42 persons aboard, including the cap- tain's wife, were feared lost. DEBRIS SIGHTED The search and rescue centre in Victoria reported Sunday night that an air-sea search had turned up an oil slick, a life ring bearing the ship's name and two empty inflatable life rafts in the area 120 miles west of Vancouver Island from where the stricken vessel reported early Sunday that its engine rooms were flooded and the crew abandoning ship. The debris was sighted by a Canadian Armed Forces Argus aircraft ana-the Canadian weather ship Quadra, which searched the area for possible survivors until well after dark- ness Sunday night. The air and sea search was resumed today with the Cana- dian destroyer -Mackenzie as- sisting. She headed for the area late Sunday from the naval base at Esquimalt, near Victoria. A spokesman at the search and rescue centre held out little hope of finding survivors. SAILED mill POTASH The Dona Anita sailed from Vancouver Friday after unload- ing a cargo of Japanese auto- mobiles and taking on a cargo of tons ot potash. The ship's local agents, North Pacific Shipping Company, re- leased no names of those aboard but said the 63-year-old master and his wife, 57, were English. Twenty-three of the crew were reported to be Filipinos, 13 Chinese from Hong Kong, two Indians and a man from Ceylon. Ronald Dodge, spokesman for North Pacific Shipping, said the captain's wife was tlie only pas- senger aboard the ship. Royal assent to be given farm bill OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday to join the Senate in giving royal assent to the con- troversial farm marketing legis- lation which kept both houses in session during Christmas week. The Senate will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. to give third reading final the bill which permit the establishment of national marketing boards for eggs and poultry products. Other boards may be estab- lished in future with the ap- proval of producers. A government spokesman said the Commons is meeting only for royal assent and no other business is expected to be raised. The Commons, which re- cessed New Year's Eve pending this royal assent, is scheduled lo resume business Feb. 16. A new session is likely to begin the following day. Poor dio earlier LONDON (AP) Poor people in Britain have a 67-por-ccnt greater chance of dying earlier than the rich: and the gap is gelling wider, It was reported Sunday. Dr. Julian Tudor Hart of Port Tnlbot, Wales, gave his figures to a meeting of the Brit- ish Society for SocUl Sftmai- btUtj; In Slide clogs road VANCOUVER (CP) Gale- force winds swept southern British Columbia from Vancou- ver Island to the Alberta boundary during the weekend, causing widespread damage. Power and telephone lines were knocked out in a number of areas on the island and the lower B.C. mainland! A snowstorm with winds up to 70 miles an hour touched off a snowslide on the Sahno-Creston section of the Southern Trans Canada Highway in the Koote- nay area of southeastern B.C., closing the highway for more than four hours Sunday. No one was injured to the slide, which covered a ioot section of the road to I depth of about 20 feet. The slide was cleared and the high- way reopened about 4 p.m. PST Sunday. Snowslides also closed the Rogers Pass in eastern part of the Trans Canada Highway connecting the prov- ince with Alberta and the main road between Prince George and Prince Rupert. The Hogers Pass was still dosed early today. Daring attack on base From REUTER-AP BANGKOK (CP) Three U.S. B-52 bombers were dam- aged early today in a daring guerrilla attack on the huge U.S. air base at Ulapao in southeast Thailand, provincial sources said. Tlie sources in Rayong prov- ince, where Ihe base is located, said the guerrillas planted ex- plosives among tlie bombers after cutting through barbed wire protecting the airfield. One guerrilla was killed by security guards at the base and a gun and a hand grenade were recovered, the sources added. One of the B-52s was badly damaged, they said, U.S. military engineers built the air base at Utapao, about 110 miles southeast of Bangkok, four years ago for uso by B-51 bombers nnd tanker aircraft en- gaged in tire Indochina war the- atre. Alore than Americans arc stationed at the big bise, which in homo for about U of ;